Pearson Darby LLP was a major international law firm based in both New York and London, established by the merger of Pearson Hardman and Darby International. Pearson Darby's existence was very brief, as it was renamed a short while later as Pearson Darby Specter following the promotion of Harvey Specter as a name partner.
Due to Daniel Hardman's attempt to bankrupt Pearson Hardman with lawsuits specifically tailored to drain all of their resources and eventually cripple the firm, Jessica Pearson merged the firm with Edward Darby's international law firm, Darby International, with the sole purpose of using Darby's vast resources and funds to keep her firm afloat, sacrificing her position of leadership in the process.
After the merger, Harvey Specter struck a deal with Edward Darby that if he could manage to get Ava Hessington of Hessington Oil off the hook in a bribery charge and a murder trial, Darby would back Harvey for managing partner, taking down Jessica. Jessica, mindful of this, wishes for Harvey and her to be on the same side, and puts Harvey's name on the door, renaming the firm as Pearson Darby Specter.
- Edward Darby (51% control; co-managing partner)
- Jessica Pearson (49% control; co-managing partner)
- Harvey Specter
- Louis Litt
- Dana Scott
- Nigel Nesbitt
- Stephen Huntley
- Sidney Thomas
- Paul Porter
- Jordan Pomaville
- Mike Ross
- Simon Bandaru
- Due to Edward Darby having the most control of the firm (51%, as opposed to Jessica's 49%), the firm was to be called Darby Pearson; however, Darby decided to let Jessica's name go first as a gesture.